SOUTH AFRICA

2014 | 2013 | 2009 | ARCHIVE

Wildekrans Cabernet Franc Merlot
2014 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Bush vines planted on a south facing slope.
Soil Type: Klapmuts, Wasbank, Cartref.
Vine Age: 12 years old.
Irrigation: Drip Method
Harvest Date:
Yield: 8 t/ha.

Vinification:

Almost 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot.
Harvested at 25 balling, hand-picked and delicately crushed. Cold-
soaked through the night. Inoculated the next morning, pump-overs
every four hours. Lightly pressed and matured in French oak barrels
for 15 months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark cherry.
Nose: Bright red berries with a subtle floral fragrance
followed by distinct notes of pencil shavings and
sweet tobacco.
Palate: A classic Bordeaux style blend. The
Cabernet Franc provides structure and
quintessential raspberry freshness while Merlot
softens and round off the palate with juicy red
plums and cherries.
Other: Pairs well with tomato sauce based pastas, grilled red
meat or rich winter stews.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14
RS (g/l): 3.8
TA (g/l): 5.7
pH: 3.45